Is this $4500 solar-powered iPhone the future of business smartphones?

Pablo Tucker
May 18, 2018

iPhone X Tesla by Caviar is equipped with a solar battery that transforms the light energy and replenishes the phone battery power with its help.

The $4,500-worth iPhone X was released by the Russian accessory maker, Caviar, and is being officially called "Tesla", according to Apple Insider.

"The increased thickness from the original's 7.7mm to 16.2mm is large enough that the rear camera bump is now a recess."
The first will be engraved with "Made on Earth by Humans" as a homage to the Tesla vehicle Musk launched into space with Space X. Caviar named the phone in honour of Elon Musk. And this new iPhone is named as "iPhone X Tesla".

While the concept looks sharp, there are no details on the solar panel capabilities and it is likely more for show than anything else.

The Plan includes a carbon foundation with gold decorative components and a battery charge indicator. Caviar said that the shock-resistant panel can charge the phone via sunlight or bright indoor lamps. The first one off of the production line, number one, offered to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The limited edition device is available in 64GB and 256GB variants that are priced 284,000 Russian Rubles (around $4,590) and 299,000 Russian Rubles (around $4,835). Add local taxation and customs duties for your last cost. It begins charging the iPhone with the press of a button.

The solar panel located at the back of the phone case keeps the battery charged which is embedded in the case.

The smartphone will cost around United States dollars 4,500 (284,000 rubles), according to Caviar, for the version with 64GB of storage and the 256GB model will cost USD 4,800.

Apparently the company produced 99 of the iPhone X Tesla's, but after pre-orders exceeded the number the company decided to make 999.

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